"...Concept 7 produce a classy industrial
texture, constructed of
FUNCTIONAL CONCRETE (3:29)
Length: 12:13 (min:secs)
Formed in 1999 and based out of London, Concept 7 produce a classy industrial texture, constructed of Techno beats, ghostly vocals and heavy keyboards/guitars. This EP is acting as an appetizer for their forthcoming 12 track album entitled “The Undeniable Constraint” due out in the autumn of this year.
Fundamentally the music of Concept 7 is made up using fairly simple electronic loops of bass heavy rumblings, which are punctuated with narrative samples that then create a much greater depth of detail. The songs carry a certain darkness and despondency but somehow also have a catchiness that keeps you listening and even gets your foot tapping. The three songs give a short but sweet idea of the Concept. “Functional Concrete” with its monotonic rebounding beat and abstract lyrics, “Subversion” coming across intriguingly thoughtful with a slower more layered approach and “Corporation Tank” taking a quicker and much more buoyant d&b route, sounding almost soundtrack-esque.
Where as this EP probably wouldn’t fit comfortably on the CD shelf of the typical rock fan, it does have a dark charm that might appeal to the broader minded individual and there's a definite heavy feel to all three songs. It will however, appeal to most who enjoy the techno/drum and bass genres, and the catchiness of the beats surely has some commercial value. It's well worth broadening your horizons and taking a listen.
(25th September, 2005)